Girl in the attic Author:Valerie Mendesshe was born in 1939, in buckinghamshire England. she went to the university of reading. she has written other books like age of coming and lost and found.Characters Nathan: a thirteen year old boy who moved off to Cornwall and is furious about it. he is tall, dark haired, scatter brained but sometimes brilliant. Rosalie: A girl who's mother died falling off a cliff. Her father is still hurt about it. Charlie: a store owner who has a secret that could ruin her life. Plot: in the beginning Nathan's parents are getting divorced and he has to move to Cornwall but he hates it there he wants things to be the way they were. He wants to go back to London to his best friend and his dad but he changes his mind after he sees this girl in the attic. she has got many family secrets that she doesn't know about. later they become friends and Nathan helps her solve her problems.it is a very sad book at some of the chapters it makes you think about others. it is also a simple true to life story that all of us can find ourselves in but at the end it turns out to be good for everyone.